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10 Jun 2014

Physical activity expert aims to inspire future students

Prof Stuart Biddle

One of the world’s leading physical activity experts hopes to inspire local teens to get up and do more at a special lecture at Loughborough University later this month.

In his lecture Why you should always take your dog for a walk, even if you don’t have one!, world-renowned authority on sedentary behaviour Professor Stuart Biddle will explain why we sit too much and move too little.

Prof Biddle will underline why our increasingly sedentary lifestyles have serious health consequences for society, and will explain how he’s working with colleagues, the government and other organisations to seek ways of increasing feelings of well-being and reduce modern-day diseases including obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

The lecture, part of the University’s Inspiring Minds series, takes place on Monday 30 June from 5-6pm in the School of Business and Economics (room BE0.53). Refreshments are available from 4.30pm.

For more information or to book a place visit www.lboro.ac.uk/inspiringminds or call 01509 222488.

The Inspiring Minds Secondary School Lecture Series showcases how Loughborough research addresses real life issues. Lectures are aimed at school and college pupils in years 11 and 12 considering study at university, giving them the chance to experience undergraduate level teaching. Parents and teachers are also welcome.

Stuart Biddle is a Professor of Physical Activity & Health in Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

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Article reference number: PR 14/113

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year title in 2008-09 and has been named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and has been voted England's Best Student Experience for six years running in the Times Higher Education league. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University in London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.

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